A loan of $1,250 helped a member to invest in her business by buying five pieces of brillian.

God's Will Group's story

This is Fatmata B., Hawa B., Kadiatu K., Mariama K. and Rebbeca Musa, and their group name is God’s Will. This will be their third loan from Kiva through Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT). The previous loan they received from SMT was for Le 500,000 each, and was a great help to these entrepreneurs. Having repaid the last loan successfully, they are now requesting a new one of Le 800,000 each.

Fatmata B. (middle) is the leader of the group. She was born in Robuya Romemde, in northern Sierra Leone. She is 50 years old and married with four children. One of her children is in secondary school and the others are in primary school. For over ten years Fatmata has been selling 'gara lappers' – locally dyed clothes, sometimes with fabricated designs. With this loan, she will buy five 'pieces' of 'brillain' (a brillian is the white cotton that is dyed to produce a gara lapper, and thirty yards of brillian is called a piece). A piece of brillian costs Le 100,000. Fatmata will use the rest of the loan to buy inks and soda powder, as well as pay experts who design styles on the brillian.

In this group: Fatmata, Hawa, Kadiatu, Mariama, Rebbeca

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